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2013-08-12 11:28:38

Proliferation of immune cells within plaques is key mechanism, potential treatment target New insights into the development of vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques could lead to better treatment or prevention of heart attacks and strokes. In a report being published online in Nature Medicine, researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Systems Biology re-evaluated previous assumptions regarding the role of inflammatory cells in atherosclerosis and found that the...

2013-08-01 08:37:18

Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory disease with accumulation of cholesterol in the vessel walls. The atherosclerotic plaque is built up throughout life and when it ruptures it leads to heart attack or stroke. T cells are important immune cells able to direct the immune response; they are present in the plaques at all stages and signal to other cells through contact or secretion of cytokines, a type of hormone-like signal molecules. In the present study the researchers have identified a...

2013-07-29 23:21:33

The resolution (HR 1359) is intended to rally broad support from all segments of the Texas community to raise awareness of the significant role that elevated blood pressure (hypertension) plays in cardiovascular disease including sudden death from heart attacks and stroke. Houston, TX (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 A Resolution to establish Texas Blood Pressure Day as an annual event each September 1st was passed by the Texas Legislature to raise public awareness of the importance of knowing your...

2013-07-18 11:32:21

May Lead Way to Predicting and Preventing Heart Attacks We may be closer to predicting who is at risk for a heart attack, according to a recently published Spectrum Health study. Researchers with Spectrum Health's Frederik Meijer Heart & Vascular Institute used new imaging technology on patients being treated for heart attacks. The imaging technology allowed researchers to identify the characteristic makeup, or signature, of arterial plaque blocking an artery and causing a heart...

2013-06-27 16:24:54

CALGARY, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Resverlogix Corp. (TSX:RVX) today announced that its Phase 2b ASSURE clinical trial evaluating RVX-208 in high-risk cardiovascular patients with low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) did not meet its primary endpoint of a -0.6% change in percent atheroma volume as determined by intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). The RVX-208 treated group had -0.4% plaque regression (p= 0.08). RVX-208 is Resverlogix's first-in-class orally active BET-protein...

2013-06-27 08:26:24

Preclinical Study Conducted by David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Supports Clinical Development of Drug IRVINE, Calif., June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AtheroNova Inc. (OTCBB: AHRO), a biotech company focused on the research and development of compounds to safely regress atherosclerotic plaque and improve lipid profiles in humans, today announced publication of the preclinical study that supported the clinical development of the Company's investigational AHRO-001 drug. The study,...

2013-06-25 08:28:53

IRVINE, Calif., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AtheroNova Inc. (OTCBB: AHRO), a biotech company focused on the research and development of compounds to safely regress atherosclerotic plaque and improve lipid profiles in humans, today announces achievement of a major milestone with the initiation of a Phase 1 clinical trial with its lead compound, AHRO-001. The Phase 1 study will evaluate the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of AHRO-001 in healthy volunteers. The clinical...

2013-06-18 11:39:56

In a study of more than 2,000 adults, researchers found that two MRI measurements of the abdominal aorta – the amount of plaque in the vessel and the thickness of its wall – are associated with future cardiovascular events, such as a heart attack or stroke. Results of the study are published online in the journal Radiology. "This is an important study, because it demonstrates that atherosclerosis in an artery outside the heart is an independent predictor of adverse...

2013-06-17 23:00:23

In a study of more than 2,000 adults, researchers found that two MRI measurements of the abdominal aorta – the amount of plaque in the vessel and the thickness of its wall – are associated with future cardiovascular events, such as a heart attack or stroke. Results of the study are published online, June 18, in the journal Radiology. Oak Brook, IL (PRWEB) June 17, 2013 In a study of more than 2,000 adults, researchers found that two MRI measurements of the abdominal aorta...

2013-06-13 23:01:00

Father's Day, on Sunday, June 16, is an excellent opportunity to help dad avoid a devastating heart attack or stroke. SHAPE recommends arranging for a simple, inexpensive cardiovascular scan by calling your doctor or a SHAPE Certified Physician in your area at: http://www.shapesociety.org/locator/store_locator.php. Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 Since last Father's Day, almost 500,000 American men have died due to a sudden heart attack or stroke, leaving behind emotionally and...